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The desert lost within me

Silence and peace with every footstep and moment. Even now the desert quiet is with me. This has nothing to do with the desert, really. Though without the deep desert the spell might never have been broken. 170 more words


Wisdom is knowing what to do next; Skill is knowing how ot do it, and Virtue is doing it.
– David Jordan

Wisdom Quotes

“THE ALTAR OF THE CROSS “- from a teaching by Lourdes Pinto, Love Crucified Covenant Community

In her recent teaching to us on the Eucharist, I was struck by this phrase:  “the altar of the cross,” which Lourdes used.  What made it meaningful to me was the context of the phrase.  532 more words

Daily Struggle For Holiness

A Fixed Point

When everything is moving at once, nothing appears to be moving as on board a ship. When everyone is moving towards depravity, no one seems to be moving, but if someone stops, he shows up the others who are rushing on, by acting as a fixed point.

— Pascal

The Republic


The wise are in the world but not of it.
Aloof from it all but fully present.
They’re not necessarily engaged.
For engagement is only sometimes good. 269 more words


Holistic Thinking: Thinking Well

Hello, faithful followers and newcomers!

Last week we discussed the importance of thinking well. We chalked it up to a progression: we are thinking beings, thinking is for getting at truth, and, finally, truth is what we build our lives on including culture, religion, and political beliefs. 907 more words

Aristotle, Darwin, and our Moral Sentiments

This is a paper that I wrote for an Intro to Ethics class. Though my views differ greatly now from when I wrote this paper, I find it of a good enough quality that it merits to be seen by others. 959 more words